Christopher Friesen is a painter, community advocate and an educator. Friesen lives in Langley, British Columbia. Friesen was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia. His work has been shown extensively throughout Western Canada in public and commercial galleries. Friesen has work in international public, private and corporate collections. His teaching focuses on painting, drawing and different modes of cultural discourse ranging from specific formal painting concerns to community engagement through mural projects. Friesen is an Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in the School of Creative Arts (SoCA). Prior to UFV, He worked as a sessional instructor at the University of Regina. Friesen is past president of the Abbotsford Arts Council as well as a past executive on the board of directors for the Friends of Public Art in Abbotsford. He is a former advisor on the Arts and Heritage Advisory Committee to the City of Abbotsford. Friesen has been involved in bringing numerous artists in to the community of Abbotsford to present their research. He has been on juries for public art proposals to the City of Abbotsford as well as a juror, founder and committee member of the Fraser Valley Regional Biennale 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Lethbridge and his Masters Degree in Fine Art (MFA) from the University of Regina.

Christopher Friesen’s CV

Christopher Friesen What I Imagine lights to be

What I imagine lights to be  2022
Oil on canvas  24″ x 18″


Christopher Friesen Chemtrails

Chemtrails  2020
Oil and acrylic wash on canvas  36″ x 24″


Christopher Friesen Duke Point

Duke Point  2021
Oil and acrylic wash on canvas  14″ x 11″


Christopher Friesen In The Shadows

In The Shadows  2022
Acrylic wash and Oil on canvas  30″ x 24″


Christopher Friesen The Long Way To Get There

The Long Way To Get There  2021
Oil and acrylic wash on canvas  48″ x 36″


Christopher Friesen Resolute

Resolute  2021
Oil and acrylic wash on canvas  16″ x 12″


Christopher Friesen Luminosity

Luminosity  2022
Acrylic was and oil on canvas  30″ x 24″